FET Colleges

Mon, 16 Jul 2012
Full bursaries will be awarded to 67 learners from disadvantaged backgrounds who have demonstrated academic potential.This is one of many nationwide initiatives launched to honour former president Nelson Mandela.

Human Resources

Tue, 17 Jul 2012
Everyone wants value for money and a return on investment and when it comes to training employees there is no exception. Sadly, many training professionals make the mistake of jumping into training solutions head first which are often not the answer.

Executive Education & Training

Tue, 17 Jul 2012
Statistics show that diverse boards produce better operational and financial performance yet the integration of female directors into the company board continues to be a slow process.

Human Resources

Fri, 13 Jul 2012
Bursary fund administrator’s battle to efficiently administer the bursaries awarded to their students. Eduloan, the education finance specialists have come up with a solution to assist bursars, fund managers and parents.

Marketing and Advertising Training

Mon, 16 Jul 2012
With so many companies competing for the same portion of the market differentiating the customer experience has become the new battlefield. Jonathan Hall tells companies how to stand out from the crowd.

Life Skills Training

Mon, 16 Jul 2012
Developing habits of excellence will lead to a more successful and rewarding life. During 'The Journey to Excellence' workshop Alan Glover shares why and how focusing on excellence plays a vital role in success.

Schools

Tue, 17 Jul 2012
The highly publicised textbook delivery scandal that took place in the Limpopo region has been addressed in a report compiled by Professor Mary Metcalf. The report sought to present the complexities that lead to this gross negligence.

Human Resources

Thu, 12 Jul 2012
Global forces and changes have pushed existing business models to breaking point, leading to tension and protests around the world. Lyndy Van Den Barselaar talks about the impact of these factors on the workplace.

Tourism & Hospitality Training

Mon, 16 Jul 2012
South Africa saw exceptional growth in tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2012 which could be ascribed to significant investments in the South African tourism industry in time, energy and resources according to Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.

Department of Labour

Tue, 17 Jul 2012
A substantial part of the growing accumulated surplus reserves of the Unemployment Insurance Fund will be used to finance more job creation initiatives and expand the social benefits initiatives to cushion the growing poverty.

Careers Portal

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Careers Portal Do you want to learn about careers in the green economy? Ways in which you can contribute to a more sustainable future for South Africa and the world? Join hundreds of young people from around the country as they listen to expert sector leaders discuss the opportunities available within the sustainability industry.

Video

Friday, 6 July 2012
Teresa Amabile draws from her new book The Progress Principle to explain how companies can overcome the "crisis of disengagement" occurring in the workplace.

HR Portal

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Internal marketing has evolved rapidly in the past decade, with a notable shift away from simply sharing information with employees to creating behaviour changing communication. Most companies, however, have failed to adapt to the new ‘social era’ of internal marketing, which is resulting in wasted resources and unresponsive employees.

BEE

Fri, 13 Jul 2012
Government's R845 billion infrastructure building programme has the potential to create a platform for sustained industrial development and transformation. But government will need to be vigilant about the structure of its tenders and will have to do as much to empower its suppliers as it is asking of the business sector.

Engineering and Artisan

Wed, 11 Jul 2012
The welding profession offers many career opportunities to hard working, skilled labourers but the correct training for potential welders is an essential part of achieving a succesful career.

Skills Universe - Hannes Nel

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
We sometimes discuss issues without really knowing exactly what it entails and how it should be done. Take verification (external moderation) as an example. We recently discussed this on Skills Universe and The Mentoring Network web site. So I decided to do some research on how it is conducted in practice.

Skills Universe - Norman Ntai

Monday, 16 July 2012
Education under socialism must be free and accessible to all. In addition, education must not only empower youth and adults with work related skills but must also empower them to understand the broader developmental challenges facing society, and remove from the curriculum and form of education capitalism and capitalist ideas says Dr Blade Nzimande.

Skills Universe - Madivan van der Merwe

Wednesday, 12 July 2012
As ethical consumerism continues to gain momentum in South Africa, many companies are facing a challenging turning point in the way they conduct and manage their day-to-day business. Consumers, as supporters of these companies, are now demanding that they ‘walk the talk’ and provide proof thereof.

Skills Universe - Hannes Nel

Thurs, 11 July 2012
Politicians have always used blame as a way of getting at their opponents and predecessors. After all, it is much easier than always doing things right. But the community and the world outside South Africa is getting tired of them blaming everything on apartheid and racism, says Hannes Nel.

Skills Universe - Cindy Payle

Tue, 10 July 2012
Government's plea for the cooperation and honest participation of taxpayers at the start of tax season seems to be misdirected as ongoing reports of fraud and corruption amongst government officials line news shelves. Isn't it time our leaders pay attention to their own words?


Economy

Wed, 11 Jul 2012
South Africa's infrastructure programme which is being rolled out with an initial investment of R844 billion must "embrace social infrastructure like schools and clinics while also creating jobs" says President Jacob Zuma.

Education

Thu, 05 Jul 2012
The current models for education and training in South Africa are closely linked to a "neoliberal macro-economic policy" according to the statement released by COSATU at the conclusion of their Education and Skills Conference.